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Category Archives: Self-care

Checking In| Spaghetti and GLAMs

A presumption: you know how people ask you if you’re OK and you just say, without thinking, yes? For me, my relatives and other people to whom I report (willingly and unwillingly) ask me, “How’s [work] going?” and “How’s IIN going?” Sometimes my coworkers will ask me if I’m OK when I think I am OK. I really am OK. But it’s a good question to ask sometimes to get below the surface. What am I missing about me? What do others see that I don’t see about me? </insecurity>
 
 
 
 

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Berry Berry Go Kickass | Omega-3 Powerhouse Muffins

“I am my own leader” read one of the affirmations I received this week from The Virtues Project. 

 

On Sunday when I arrived home from my walk, my aunt’s copy of Watchmen, the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, caught my eye.  I began to read it, knowing that it’s one of those comics I should probably have read because of the gaming/sci-fi/geek/artistic circles in which I rotate.  One slogan graffitied on a wall in an early frame stuck out: “Who will watch the Watchmen?”

 

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Dear $(6,4)@# | Cats on a Cleanse Part 2 of 2

Dear $(6,4)@#,
What’s all this detox business about?  Can you give me some pointers?

Sincerely,
Cats on a Cleanse

 

 

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The Advice Columnist on Survival and Detox, Part 1 o’ 2

In 2001, my brother and I invented Minapoo Mag, the official magazine of da cat family (of which there are 282 members with my acquisition of Jaeger).

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Meet Jaeger, named after the protagonist in Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder comic series.

Anyway, all the cats collaboratively write Mina’s egocentric magazine.  The advice columnist is Mina’s son, Scamp, who recently turned 17.  Scamp’s not so good wit spellin’ (in the same way that da Ownie Q is not good wit crowds, srsly).  He’s one half of Da Inventor Brudderz—Scamp and Pepper—the kitties responsible for Seussian innovations in KittyWorld. Read more →